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January 10, 2022, 12:05 AM

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Vitalik Buterin / r/ethereum on Reddit:
Ethereum co-founder responds: “the properly authenticated decentralized blockchain world is coming”, but is slowed by “limited technical resources and funding”  —  The word “server” imo is not very useful in the blockchain context; it combines together a bundle of concepts that are best treated separately.
Moxie Marlinspike:
How Web3 apps and wallets inevitably depend on centralized services like OpenSea, Infura, and Alchemy, which don't even provide authenticated responses  —  Despite considering myself a cryptographer, I have not found myself particularly drawn to “crypto.”  I don't think I've ever actually said the words …
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
How the peer pressure to be a part of the blue bubble iMessage text groups keeps US teens locked into Apple's ecosystem  —  The iPhone maker cultivated iMessage as a must-have texting tool for teens.  Android users trigger a just-a-little-less-cool green bubble: 'Ew, that's gross.'
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
An open-source developer, who expressed regret for supporting “Fortune 500s”, breaks ~19K projects by corrupting NPM libraries with millions of weekly downloads  —  Users of popular open-source libraries ‘colors’ and ‘faker’ were left stunned after they saw their applications …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Gurman: Apple's mixed reality headset will not be an all-day device and will be meant for bursts of gaming, communication, and content consumption  —  Apple is widely expected to take the wraps off of its first mixed reality headset this year, with a focus on augmented reality and virtual reality experiences.
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Facebook director Katie Harbath says social media will likely incubate future political violence if tech platforms or governments don't urgently intervene  —  Katie Harbath says she left Facebook disillusioned; now she pushes for more online guardrails  —  Katie Harbath joined Facebook …
Tracy Wang / CoinDesk:
A look at the turmoil inside Pudgy Penguins, one of the most successful NFT projects, as community members clash with founders over the project's fate  —  There's trouble brewing in the huddle.  —  The beloved NFT project Pudgy Penguins voted out its founders on Thursday after they allegedly failed …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the opportunities and challenges of ultra-wideband, as UWB beacons see widespread adoption in smartphones, smartwatches, and other devices  —  The ultra-wideband, or UWB, technology that powers Apple's AirTags could reshape how we interact with devices—if companies can overcome privacy concerns and other hurdles

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